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grass dies over concreate

jeff_0

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
md
A lady had about 6 inches of soil over top of a concreate slab. The grass dies every year she said. she's added about 2 inches of scotts lawn soil to it and seeded it last year and the same thing happened... I though 4 inces of top soil she should be fine, but not in this case. I need some suggestions.
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
one time i had this lawn, it kept dying every year, it was driving me nuts, i checked down to about 4-5 inches, everything looked fine. then i had it, and just started digging, about 8-10 inches down i found what once was an old driveway, rocks, broken up concrete, that was my problem. i don't know if theres anything that can be done other than ripping out the concrete
 
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jeff_0

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
md
that is what i was thinking.... I guess the onlyway it dig it up...
 

PALANDSLAVER

LawnSite Member
Location
Lewistown PA
This the same problem we have had on a few of our lawns with shallow sewer lines and large drainage pipes. The problem kept happening every year when it got hot and dry. Try encouraging them to put(or let you to) in a small irrigation system and a timmer so it waters during the coolest hours of the day.
 
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jeff_0

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
md
she keeps the grass watered.. I really don't think it would help.. any other suggestions?
 

NickN

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Alabama
Does the soil stay wet?I'd think that concrete would create a barrier and not allow proper drainage.Maybe you could drill holes through the soil and all the way through the concrete to allow for better drainage.
 
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